Rep. Foley
Rep. Foley
 Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
 Reps. Foley, Hagan and Antonio
Reps. Foley, Hagan and Antonio
House Session
House Session
 Rep. Foley offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Foley offers testimony during Committee
 Rep. Foley highlights a proposal that would make Ohio companies more responsible to their employees and accountable to taxpayers.
Rep. Foley highlights a proposal that would make Ohio companies more responsible to their employees and accountable to taxpayers.
Rep. Foley highlights a proposal that would make Ohio companies more responsible to their employees and accountable to taxpayers.
Rep. Foley highlights a proposal that would make Ohio companies more responsible to their employees and accountable to taxpayers.
 Reps. Foley and Carney introduce a bill that will cut taxes for the middle class
Reps. Foley and Carney introduce a bill that will cut taxes for the middle class
 Reps. Foley and Carney introduce a bill that will cut taxes for the middle class
Reps. Foley and Carney introduce a bill that will cut taxes for the middle class
Rep. Foley pushes for Medicaid expansion
Rep. Foley pushes for Medicaid expansion
 Rep. Foley speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Foley speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
 Rep. Foley discusses the negative effects of removing Medicaid expansion from the Budget Bill.
Rep. Foley discusses the negative effects of removing Medicaid expansion from the Budget Bill.
Rep. Foley presents a resolution
Rep. Foley presents a resolution
 Rep. Foley attends the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus' "Day of Action"
Rep. Foley attends the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus' "Day of Action"
 Rep. Foley discusses a bill that would institute a severance tax on oil and natural gas that is more in-line with other major shale states
Rep. Foley discusses a bill that would institute a severance tax on oil and natural gas that is more in-line with other major shale states
Reps. Foley and O'Brien
Reps. Foley and O'Brien
 Reps. Foley and Rogers with Budget Director Ronnie Romito
Reps. Foley and Rogers with Budget Director Ronnie Romito
 Rep. Foley displays the discharge petition for the media to see
Rep. Foley displays the discharge petition for the media to see
Rep. Foley watches as Leader Heard signs the discharge petition he initiated in efforts to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Foley watches as Leader Heard signs the discharge petition he initiated in efforts to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Foley initiates a discharge petition to bring Medicaid expansion to the floor for a vote
Rep. Foley initiates a discharge petition to bring Medicaid expansion to the floor for a vote
 Reps. Foley and Sheehy
Reps. Foley and Sheehy
Rep. Foley discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Foley discusses the Budget Bill
 Rep. Foley speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Foley speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
 House Session
House Session
Rep. Foley gives a floor speech during House Session
Rep. Foley gives a floor speech during House Session
 
 

State Representative Mike Foley (D-Cleveland) represents the 14th District of Ohio which includes Brooklyn, Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, Parma Heights and large portions of Cleveland’s west side.  He has been in office since 2006.

Rep. Foley earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Dayton and his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He has used that education to defend the rights of Ohioans, especially in the area of housing, health care, the environment and education.

Rep. Foley has a long history of working in the community. ...

 
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Representative Foley Serves In the Following Committees :

Finance and AppropriationsHealth and Human Services SubcommitteeJudiciaryWays and Means
 
 
 
 

03.27.14 - Reps. Foley, Hagan Look To Minimum Wage Increase For Stronger Economy, Stronger Families

 

State Reps. Mike Foley (D-Cleveland) and Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) introduced legislation—House Bill 502 –today to increase Ohio’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from the current rate of $7.95 per hour. Workers who rely on tips to supplement income would see their wages rise from $3.98 to $5.05 per hour under the proposal.

The Democratic lawmakers say the increase will create a stronger Ohio by putting more money into the pockets of minimum wage workers while providing struggling families with an opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty.

“CEO pay has been increasing 127 times faster than employee pay over the last 30 years, and that disparity ultimately hurts our economy,” said Rep. Foley. “Ohio families just can’t get by on such paltry wages anymore. They are increasingly forced to rely on public assistance because they struggle to make ends meet even working two and three jobs.”

It is estimated that the proposed increase in Ohio wages would inject an additional $2.1 billion into the state’s economy and create close to 6,000 new jobs.

“Low-wage workers are older and more educated today than thirty years ago, and our state’s policies have yet to reflect this reality,” said Rep. Hagan. “This is money that will go directly back into our economy, not in some offshore account or overseas investment. Instead of being pushed into public assistance lines, Ohioans who play by the rules deserve a shot at making it in an economy that rewards hard work.”

Reports show that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would have positive outcomes for Ohioans from all different backgrounds; of those who would be affected:

  • 56% are women;
  • 86% are over the age of 20;
  • 60% live in households that make less than $50,000 a year. 50% live in households  that make less than $40,000 a year;
  • 23% of Ohio’s children have at least one parent who would be affected by the increase.

The Ohio Constitution currently sets the minimum wage for non-tipped and tipped workers. The Constitution ties the minimum wage to the cost of living and allows for annual adjustment to the minimum wage each year. House Bill 502 would increase the minimum wage while still allowing for annual adjustments based on the cost of living.

 
 

01.13.14 - Rep. Foley To Serve As Election Observer In Egypt

 

State Rep. Mike Foley (D-Cleveland) is in Egypt this week to serve as a monitor for the country’s first election since the July ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi. In the election slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, Egyptians will be asked to take the first step in rebuilding the Egyptian government by ratifying a new national constitution.

 
 
 
Representative Mike Foley
District 14
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-3350
Fax      (614) 719-3910
Email Representative Foley
 
Hometown : Cleveland
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Not eligible to run for another term